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good evening. i'm diane dwyer. san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting that involved one of their own. police shot and killed a 19-year-old man this afternoon at about 4:45 in the bay view district. and now investigators are reviewing cell phone video of the incident that does raise
some questions. we also want to warn you the video is graphic and could be disturbing. kimberly terry spoke to one witness and had the latest. >> reporter: diane, the two police officers who were involved were in the neighborhood as part of stepped up patrols meant to curb violence that's escalated in that area. travon dixon was on the intersection of 3rd and oakdale saturday, when shots rang out. >> we heard the first seven shots. by the time we seen the officer get in front of us, he gave him the last two shots while he was down. >> reporter: police say they were attempting to detain a 19-year-old man on the muni platform when he ran from them. >> during the pursuit, we believe that the suspect fired backwards and at least one police officer returned fire at the suspect, wounding him.
>> reporter: the suspect was taken to the hospital where he died. during the commotion, bystanders, including dixon, grabbed their cell phoning and started recording. >> i couldn't believe it. we didn't see any gun at all. we seen from when he first ran to where he first got stopped at, where he first or last laid out. >> reporter: and no gun? >> no gun anywhere. we watched him roll him over and pat him down. >> reporter: police have not said if a weapon was recovered. >> they sat there and watched that boy bleed out. >> reporter: neighbors say there is a rising tension. the two officers involved were doing fare inspections and police approached the man right before he ran off and the shooting occurred. there's also some video posted on youtube in which the person posted it claims that the
suspect dropped the gun about 20 feet from where he fell to the ground. the shooting is being investigated by multiple agencies. live in san francisco tonight. >> thank you, kimberly. family and friends of a 25-year-old man shot and killed in hayward gathered for a vigil. the victim in the shooting was involved in a high profile shooting in the bay area and this latest killing has struck a raw nerve in that african-american community. >> give us mobility and understanding as to ensure this will never happen again. >> reporter: what they want to never happen again is the senseless death of a young black man in their community. family and friends of 25-year-old john caldwell gathered for a candle light vigil tonight just across the street from st. rose hospital where he was gunned down yesterday. >> he was just at the gas station, like you and i.
>> reporter: someone walked up to his car at 5:30 last night and shot him multiple times. it doesn't appear random, they say. family members say this killing is especially difficult, because caldwell was best friends with osgar grant. grant is the man shot and killed by a b.a.r.t. police officer in 2009. caldwell was on that platform that night, as well and filed a lawsuit against b.a.r.t. that case has not gone to trial. caldwell was god father to grant's child and the trauma is overwhelming they say. and family members at tonight's vigil said caldwell's killing is a glaring example of just what's wrng in their community. >> black genocide is really something that needs to end. >> gun control. i'm crying out to the city to help us. let's melt these guns and throw them away.
>> reporter: caldwell had two young children and family members say he was trying to break the stereotypes. but now his children, too, will grow up without a father just as he did. >> he loved his children. model.ted to be a positive role he wanted to be the dad that his dad wasn't for him. >> police say they are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting and have not identified a suspect. to an accident that brought together hundreds of people in santa cruz tonight. 500 people gathered to remember david and dee dee hauton and their two sons luke and ryan. all four died last sunday when their small plane crashed into a doctor's office at the watsonville community hospital. people remembered the hautons as someone always willing to help. >> a hurricane went through mexico and they packed up their plane with so many supplies. >> the family was head for a
trip near yosemite when their plane crashed. authorities are still trying to determine a cause. new information is surfacing about how much scotland yard should have known years about about the newspaper scandal. for four years, 11,000 pages about the scandal apparently sat in the evidence room of the police service in england. apparently no one decided to read them. that's despite the fact that senior officials with scotland yard reported during that time from 2006 to 2010 that there was no evidence of a widespread scandal. and now the testimony that emerged this week indicates that it might not have been by accident that police and the news organization may have co-luted to limit the investigation. casey anthony is a free
woman tonight after walking out of jail about two hours ago. it's been 11 days since a jury acquitted the woman of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. with time served, tonight she completed her sentence for lying to law enforcement officers. anthony was reportedly slipped out of the jail secretly instead of being marched out the front doors. the case has sparked outrage. coming up next at 11:00, what spurred a major supermarket chain to host its first food drive ever in the summer? then loan remodification companies that take your money and run. tonight, you'll meet someone who almost lost it all. how they got away wit and how you can protect yourself. seeing low clouds moving back into the bay area. look at san francisco, you got drizzle with low clouds there. what does it mean for the rest of the weekend forecast? and ahtig back.upveen we come r. ♪
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millions of americans fighting foreclosure are signing up for programs promising to help modify their loans. but some paid thousands and received nothing in return. vicky nguyen takes us in depth with what homeowners can do to protect themselves. >> reporter: old glory finds in front of judy's american dream. but she almost lost everything when she signed up with rewiremyloan.com. she says she wanted to lower her monthly payment and heard about the company from her san jose police friends, many of whom
also signed up. >> they had given a presentation at the police officer's association, so i am thinking it wasn't too good to be true, because who else would have enough nerve to go to a police officer's association? >> reporter: besides, she says the contract came with a full money back guaranty. >> so i signed up for it. >> reporter: how much did you pay up front? >> $4,000. >> reporter: did you ever see that again? >> no, i never saw it again. >> reporter: what did you get for that $4,000? >> a lot of e-mails back and lh,fo oot af aggravation. >> reporter: she said she waited for months, but every time she asked the company for an update, they stalled. >> it was the same e-mail they kept sending me over and over agai theha tultwoy dalwok to the bank and kept asking me for the same paperwork again. >> reporter: she's one of at least 90 homeowners in santa clara county, now part of a growing lawsuit, alleging they took up to $4,995 each from
victims, and did nothing to modify their loans or refund their money as promised. >> generally, it's between $2,000 to $6,000. most private attorney also not help you get that money back because it wouldn't be worth it. so that's been a real problem for those of us trying to stop the scam. >> reporter: jessica frye says since february of 2010, some 3,100 people have registered complaints, totalling $11 million in losses. the companies are often fly by night operations. >> they open and close shop very quickly. >> reporter: these scam alerts are now going out. they say you should avoid any company that asks you to pay up front. that's illegal in california. second, if the company asks you to stop talking to your bank, another red flag. finally, if that company asks you to pay your mortgage to them instead of your bank, run.
price says homeowners should go to preventloanscams.org. we contacted the ceo and attorney for rewiremyloan.org, but they dekleined to comment. meanwhile, judy put her home up for a short sale, which forced the bank to contact her. they modified her loan and it didn't cost her a dime. >> this is where i want to stay forever. i can't imagine livingsome place else. >> reporter: and now she won't have to. v vicky nguyen, nbc bay area news. >> the lawsuit is before a judge right now. in the meantime, if you think you've been a victim of a loan modification scam, go to nbcbayarea.com and search loan. with jim at the comcast sports net desk. what's going on, jim?
>> all right, diane. let's start with the giants, because they had owned the padres over the past two nights, extending their win streak to four games. but tonight it was san diego's turn and things escalated quickly. barry zito back on the ground. facing orlando hudson in the third. he regrets this decision. hudson with a three-run bomb. zito's line, 3 2/3, 8 earned, giants lose 11-3. a's a winner last night, today a scheduled double-header with the angels. game one, angels a 2-0 lead, aybar with a solo shot. 3-0 angels. now 4-2 l.a. in the 9th. tying run at the plate. crisp swings and pops it up, tough play before aybar on the mound, but he makes the play. game two, a's looking for a
split. this game would go extra innings. scott sizemore, a chance for a hero. he delivers a two-out rbi base hit to right center and the a's walk off with a 4-3 win. they're now 4-1 at home against the halos. >> yeah, i got a good pitch to hit that first one, fouled it straight back. then got down 0-2. after that, just battle mode and he left a curveball up and i put a good swing on it. down the gap. of the claret jug. your leader is northern ireland's darren clarke. the last time he contended for a major was ten years ago. he misses by inches for eagle on 7. he's five under par heading into sunday. >> i am older, so i'm supposed
to be wiser. i've been very, very patient and that's the way you need to be. you know, tomorrow the forecast is wind again. it's going to be tough and i know what to expect. so i'll go out tomorrow and do my best. >> and finally, diane, the u.s. women's soccer team is playing for the world cup title on sunday. they take on a japanese national team that's playing to inspire an entire nation following the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this year. it is a compelling story and one that will be fun to watch. >> absolutely. thanks a lot, jim. as jim mentioned, the soccer team is gearing up for the world cup tomorrow. we have the scoop on viewing parties if you want to watch. the party starts at 11:45. san jose is hosting an outdoor
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san francisco right now with some drizzle. misty skies, 58 degrees. got the west wind at 9 miles per hour and a healthy sea breeze, keeping our temperatures down today and pumping in more low clouds overnight tonight. we're seeing cool temperatures, but if you call your family or friends tomorrow, about 80% of the country is going to see temperatures above 90 degrees, just not here in the bay area because of high pressure centered in the middle of the country. for us, it's a trough of low pressure hung up across the west coast. this has been the story of the week. for the most part, the weekend is going to follow the same trend with that sea breeze going throughout the day tomorrow. you'll notice the temperatures not very july-like at all. some of the warmer places like morgan hill may get close to 80, but mostly mid 70s inland. 60s around oakland and san francisco and a lot of that ocean air conditioning through about tuesday. we will see warmer weather towards the middle part of the week. the marine layer will start to
squish down and this looks more like july for us. 80s inland, close to 90 around livermore and concord, but don't plan on seeing that until about wednesday. it looks like thursday and friday will be the warmest days ahead coming up in the seven-day forecast. overnight, we'll see the low clouds and you'll wake up to them tomorrow morning, with some drizzle and myself outside. around lunchtime, the clouds break up inland and another relatively mild day. highs in the mid 70s around san jose. close to 80 for the valley. morgan hill probably the warm spot tomorrow. 70s across the north bay. 60s around san francisco and oakland. so the seven-day forecast at this point looks like we'll change our fortunes in terms of the weather come the middle part of the week where the temperatures will get to the 80s and 90s. >> that's what it's supposed to look like. thank you, rob. the military's don't ask, don't tell policy is back, at least for now. last night, the federal appeals court in san francisco ordered
the military to temporarily reinstate the controversial policy. the order came in response to a request from the obama administration that was worried the repeal was happening too quickly. last night's ruling is the latest in a long legal tug of war. today, some of the retired military men and women at san diego's gay pride parade said it's as important as ever to show their opposition to the don't ask, don't tell policy. >> it is very important. these folks are demonstrating, we fought for our country, we fought for your rights. so we're here to show our patriotism to our country and who we truly are without being concerned about getting fired. >> don't ask, don't tell was reinstated with one major exception. the military cannot investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay during the repeal process. a controversial bill requires gay history in the
education of public education. governor jerry brown signed the law on thursday and backers would have to collect 400,000 signatures to get it on the ballot. opponents say it teaches children to accept homosexuality. the final harry potter movie set a new box office record on its first day of release. run, harry, run. harry potter and the deathly hollows, part two, earned more than $92 million on friday. i contributed a touch to that thanks to my children. that's nearly $20 million more than the previous record set by "new moon" two years ago and analysts project it could break the $168 million record.